GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Control Rods

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. For 1984-89 vehicles, disconnect the transverse spring from the knuckle, as outlined in this section.
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  5. Remove the control arm nut, bolt and washers at the knuckle.
  6.  
  7. Remove control arm nut and bolt at the bracket.
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  9. Remove the control arm from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Upper control rod mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2: Lower control rod mounting



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Fig. Fig. 3: The control rod is secured to the knuckle with a bolt and nut



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Fig. Fig. 4: Control rod-to-bracket mounting



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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the upper and lower control rods, spindle rod, and related components-1996 vehicle shown, others similar



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Fig. Fig. 6: Support rod mounting

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. With the suspension held at the proper trim height, tighten the bracket bolt to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm) and the knuckle nut to 140 ft. lbs. (190 Nm).
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